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Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers
Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br
I - Introduction:
The tips I provided are based on a combination of widely accepted
principles of workplace communication, conflict resolution, and
interpersonal dynamics, as well as general knowledge about managing
challenging situations in professional settings.
While I don't have access to specific references or sources to cite, the
advice is a compilation of best practices that individuals and experts in the
field commonly recommend when dealing with manipulative behavior at
work.
If you are seeking more in-depth guidance or specific references, I
recommend consulting reputable sources on topics such as workplace
communication, conflict resolution, and dealing with difficult colleagues.
These sources can include books, articles, and guidance from professionals
in fields like psychology, human resources, and organizational behavior.
It's always a good idea to consult specialized resources and professionals in
your specific workplace or industry for tailored advice as well.
And feel free to get in touch to discuss and exchange ideas about this
interesting subject.
Roberto Lico
licoreis@licoreis.com.br
Business Contact: Brazil 12 9 9195 2474
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Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers
Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br
II - Main Strategies
Recognize Manipulative Behavior:
The first step is to be aware of manipulative
behavior. Understand the tactics they use, such as
guilt-tripping, gaslighting, or playing the victim.
Maintain Emotional Distance:
Don't let their manipulative behavior affect your
emotions. Stay calm and composed when
interacting with them.
Set Clear Boundaries:
Establish and communicate your boundaries
clearly. Be assertive about what you are willing
and unwilling to tolerate.
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Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers
Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br
Document Everything:
Keep a record of all interactions with the
manipulator. This can be helpful if you need to
address the issue with HR or management.
Seek Support:
Talk to trusted colleagues or friends outside of
work to gain perspective and emotional support.
Avoid Being Isolated:
Manipulators often try to isolate their targets.
Maintain a network of colleagues who can
corroborate your experiences.
Ask for Clarification:
When the manipulator makes a request or
statement, ask for clarification and specifics to
avoid misunderstandings.
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Use "I" Statements:
Express your feelings and concerns using "I"
statements, such as "I feel uncomfortable when..."
or "I would appreciate it if..."
Stay Professional:
Always maintain professionalism in your
interactions, even when the manipulator tries to
provoke you.
Question Their Intent:
Politely ask for their reasons and motives behind
their actions. Sometimes, bringing their
manipulative tactics to light can deter them.
Avoid Reacting Emotionally:
Manipulators feed off emotional reactions. Stay
composed and composed when responding to
their provocations.
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Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br
Seek Mediation:
If the situation doesn't improve, consider involving
a supervisor or HR representative to mediate the
issue.
Focus on Solutions:
When addressing the manipulator, shift the
conversation toward finding solutions or common
ground.
Know Your Rights:
Be aware of your workplace rights and policies. If
necessary, consult your HR department or an
employment attorney.
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Consider Escalation:
If all else fails and the manipulative behavior
continues or escalates, consider seeking
alternative employment options. Your well-being
is paramount.
Educate Yourself:
Learn more about manipulative tactics,
psychology, and assertiveness to better
understand and combat manipulation.
Trust Your Instincts:
If something feels off or manipulative, trust your
instincts. Your intuition can be a valuable guide.
Avoid Gossip:
Refrain from engaging in gossip about the
manipulator with other colleagues. This can
backfire and harm your reputation.
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Stay Empathetic:
While you need to protect yourself, try to
understand the manipulator's underlying
insecurities or motivations. This can help you
navigate the situation more effectively.
Negotiate When Possible:
If the manipulator wants something from you,
explore the possibility of a fair compromise rather
than giving in entirely.
Develop Conflict Resolution Skills:
Improve your conflict resolution skills to handle
manipulative colleagues more effectively. This
includes active listening and problem-solving.
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Self-Care:
Take care of your physical and mental health.
Dealing with manipulators can be draining, so
prioritize self-care activities.
Educate Your Superiors:
If the manipulator is a superior, consider discreetly
discussing the issue with their manager or a higher
authority in the organization.
Build a Strong Reputation:
Establish a reputation for integrity, honesty, and
reliability. This can protect you from false
accusations and manipulation attempts.
Practice Detachment:
Try to detach emotionally from the manipulator's
actions. This can make it harder for them to
manipulate your feelings.
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Learn to Say No:
Be comfortable saying "no" when necessary,
without providing lengthy explanations or excuses.
Utilize Support Services:
Many organizations offer Employee Assistance
Programs (EAPs) or counseling services. These can
be helpful for managing the stress caused by a
manipulative coworker.
Know When to Escalate:
If the manipulative behavior violates workplace
policies or is illegal, don't hesitate to escalate the
issue to higher authorities or legal professionals.
Be Patient:
Changing a manipulator's behavior is difficult and
may not always be possible. Be patient and
persistent in your efforts to address the issue.
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Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br
Consider Leaving:
If the situation becomes unbearable and
negatively impacts your well-being, consider
seeking employment elsewhere. Your mental and
emotional health are paramount.
Keep Communication Professional:
Maintain a professional tone in all written and
verbal communication, especially when discussing
issues related to the manipulator.
Leverage Teamwork:
Collaborate with colleagues who share your
concerns about the manipulator. A united front
can be more effective in addressing the issue.
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Maintain a Support Network:
Cultivate relationships with colleagues who are
trustworthy and supportive. They can provide
emotional support and validate your experiences.
Time Management:
Manage your time efficiently to minimize
exposure to the manipulator. Allocate your time
wisely to tasks and projects that matter most.
Use Humor:
Sometimes, humor can disarm manipulators. If
appropriate, use light humor to diffuse tension
during interactions.
Reinforce Confidence:
Manipulators often target those with low self-
esteem. Work on building your self-confidence
and self-worth to make yourself a less attractive
target.
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Document Positive Feedback:
Keep records of positive feedback and
achievements at work. This can help you maintain
self-assurance and remind you of your value to the
organization.
Learn from the Experience:
Use the situation as an opportunity for personal
and professional growth. Develop resilience and
coping skills that can serve you in the long run.
Seek Legal Advice:
If the manipulator's behavior crosses legal
boundaries, consult with an attorney to explore
your legal options.
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Stay Adaptable:
Be open to adapting your communication style
when dealing with manipulators. Flexibility can be
a powerful tool in navigating difficult situations.
Avoid Confidential Information:
Do not share sensitive or personal information
with the manipulator. Keep conversations focused
on work-related topics.
Understand Your Triggers:
Be aware of the specific actions or words that
trigger emotional responses. This knowledge can
help you stay in control.
Practice Self-Compassion:
Be kind to yourself and acknowledge that you're
doing your best to handle a challenging situation.
Self-compassion can help you stay resilient.
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Explore Alternative Resolutions:
If the manipulator is open to change, consider
suggesting conflict resolution or counseling as a
way to address the issue constructively.
Educate Your Superiors:
If you've exhausted other options and the
manipulator's behavior persists, consider
discussing the issue with your immediate
supervisor or higher management.
Practice Mindfulness:
Mindfulness techniques can help you stay present
and focused, making it more difficult for
manipulators to sway your emotions.
Consult a Mentor:
Seek guidance and advice from a mentor or
trusted colleague who has experience dealing with
workplace challenges.
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Seek Professional Counseling:
If the manipulation is taking a significant toll on
your mental health, consider seeking the
assistance of a professional counselor or therapist.
Utilize Conflict Resolution Training:
If your workplace offers conflict resolution
training, participate to develop skills in addressing
difficult colleagues effectively.
Stay Objective:
When discussing issues with the manipulator, stick
to the facts and remain objective. Avoid getting
drawn into emotional or personal arguments.
Be Consistent:
Consistency in your responses and actions can
make it more challenging for the manipulator to
exploit any perceived weaknesses.
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Create an Exit Strategy:
While it's not always the first choice, having an
exit strategy can provide peace of mind and a
sense of control if the situation doesn't improve.
Gather Witnesses:
When appropriate, involve colleagues or superiors
as witnesses to interactions with the manipulator.
This can provide support for your claims.
Engage in Conflict Resolution Workshops:
Attend workshops or seminars on conflict
resolution and effective communication to bolster
your skills in handling manipulative colleagues.
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Practice Active Listening:
When the manipulator speaks, actively listen to
their concerns or demands. Sometimes, they may
reveal information that can be used to address the
issue.
Use Non-Verbal Communication:
Your body language and facial expressions can
communicate assertiveness and confidence.
Maintain strong, non-verbal cues during
interactions.
Stay Focused on Goals:
Concentrate on your professional goals and
objectives. This can help you maintain perspective
and not get sidetracked by the manipulator's
tactics.
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Consider Peer Feedback:
In some cases, peer feedback sessions can provide
a constructive forum for discussing the
manipulator's behavior.
Seek Legal Protection:
If you believe you are experiencing harassment or
discrimination, consult with an attorney or your
HR department to explore your legal rights.
Monitor Your Online Presence:
Be mindful of what you share on professional and
social media platforms, as manipulators may use
online information against you.
Utilize Conflict Management Training:
If available, attend conflict management or
assertiveness training sessions to enhance your
skills in handling manipulative colleagues.
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Engage in Role-Playing:
Practice how to respond to manipulative behavior
with a trusted friend or colleague through role-
playing scenarios.
Consult HR or Ombudsman:
If your organization has an ombudsman or HR
department, consider reaching out to them for
guidance and support in handling the situation.
Set Clear Expectations:
When collaborating with the manipulator, clearly
outline your expectations for the project or task to
avoid misunderstandings.
Leverage Mediation Services:
Explore the possibility of professional mediation to
address the issues with the manipulator and work
towards a resolution.
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Emphasize Team Goals:
Remind the manipulator of the team's collective
goals and the importance of cooperation and
collaboration to achieve success.
Empower Colleagues:
Encourage other colleagues who may also be
affected by the manipulator to stand up against
their behavior and seek solutions together.
Practice Assertiveness Techniques:
Develop and practice assertiveness techniques,
such as "broken record" or the "fogging" method,
to maintain control in conversations.
Maintain a Paper Trail:
When communicating with the manipulator via
email or other written channels, keep a record of
the conversation as evidence if needed.
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Stay Mindful of Retaliation:
Be cautious about potential retaliation from the
manipulator and report any such behavior to your
HR department.
Empower Yourself with Knowledge:
Understand workplace laws and regulations to
ensure you know your rights and protections as an
employee.
Stay Informed About Organizational Changes:
Changes in leadership, restructuring, or new
policies may provide opportunities to address the
manipulative behavior at a higher level.
Seek Mentorship:
Find a mentor within your organization who can
offer guidance and support in dealing with difficult
colleagues.
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Join Employee Resource Groups (ERGs):
If your workplace has Employee Resource Groups,
consider participating in them to gain support and
resources to address workplace challenges.
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Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers

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  • 2. 1 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br I - Introduction: The tips I provided are based on a combination of widely accepted principles of workplace communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal dynamics, as well as general knowledge about managing challenging situations in professional settings. While I don't have access to specific references or sources to cite, the advice is a compilation of best practices that individuals and experts in the field commonly recommend when dealing with manipulative behavior at work. If you are seeking more in-depth guidance or specific references, I recommend consulting reputable sources on topics such as workplace communication, conflict resolution, and dealing with difficult colleagues. These sources can include books, articles, and guidance from professionals in fields like psychology, human resources, and organizational behavior. It's always a good idea to consult specialized resources and professionals in your specific workplace or industry for tailored advice as well. And feel free to get in touch to discuss and exchange ideas about this interesting subject. Roberto Lico licoreis@licoreis.com.br Business Contact: Brazil 12 9 9195 2474
  • 3. 2 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br II - Main Strategies Recognize Manipulative Behavior: The first step is to be aware of manipulative behavior. Understand the tactics they use, such as guilt-tripping, gaslighting, or playing the victim. Maintain Emotional Distance: Don't let their manipulative behavior affect your emotions. Stay calm and composed when interacting with them. Set Clear Boundaries: Establish and communicate your boundaries clearly. Be assertive about what you are willing and unwilling to tolerate.
  • 4. 3 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Document Everything: Keep a record of all interactions with the manipulator. This can be helpful if you need to address the issue with HR or management. Seek Support: Talk to trusted colleagues or friends outside of work to gain perspective and emotional support. Avoid Being Isolated: Manipulators often try to isolate their targets. Maintain a network of colleagues who can corroborate your experiences. Ask for Clarification: When the manipulator makes a request or statement, ask for clarification and specifics to avoid misunderstandings.
  • 5. 4 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Use "I" Statements: Express your feelings and concerns using "I" statements, such as "I feel uncomfortable when..." or "I would appreciate it if..." Stay Professional: Always maintain professionalism in your interactions, even when the manipulator tries to provoke you. Question Their Intent: Politely ask for their reasons and motives behind their actions. Sometimes, bringing their manipulative tactics to light can deter them. Avoid Reacting Emotionally: Manipulators feed off emotional reactions. Stay composed and composed when responding to their provocations.
  • 6. 5 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Seek Mediation: If the situation doesn't improve, consider involving a supervisor or HR representative to mediate the issue. Focus on Solutions: When addressing the manipulator, shift the conversation toward finding solutions or common ground. Know Your Rights: Be aware of your workplace rights and policies. If necessary, consult your HR department or an employment attorney.
  • 7. 6 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Consider Escalation: If all else fails and the manipulative behavior continues or escalates, consider seeking alternative employment options. Your well-being is paramount. Educate Yourself: Learn more about manipulative tactics, psychology, and assertiveness to better understand and combat manipulation. Trust Your Instincts: If something feels off or manipulative, trust your instincts. Your intuition can be a valuable guide. Avoid Gossip: Refrain from engaging in gossip about the manipulator with other colleagues. This can backfire and harm your reputation.
  • 8. 7 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Stay Empathetic: While you need to protect yourself, try to understand the manipulator's underlying insecurities or motivations. This can help you navigate the situation more effectively. Negotiate When Possible: If the manipulator wants something from you, explore the possibility of a fair compromise rather than giving in entirely. Develop Conflict Resolution Skills: Improve your conflict resolution skills to handle manipulative colleagues more effectively. This includes active listening and problem-solving.
  • 9. 8 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Self-Care: Take care of your physical and mental health. Dealing with manipulators can be draining, so prioritize self-care activities. Educate Your Superiors: If the manipulator is a superior, consider discreetly discussing the issue with their manager or a higher authority in the organization. Build a Strong Reputation: Establish a reputation for integrity, honesty, and reliability. This can protect you from false accusations and manipulation attempts. Practice Detachment: Try to detach emotionally from the manipulator's actions. This can make it harder for them to manipulate your feelings.
  • 10. 9 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Learn to Say No: Be comfortable saying "no" when necessary, without providing lengthy explanations or excuses. Utilize Support Services: Many organizations offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) or counseling services. These can be helpful for managing the stress caused by a manipulative coworker. Know When to Escalate: If the manipulative behavior violates workplace policies or is illegal, don't hesitate to escalate the issue to higher authorities or legal professionals. Be Patient: Changing a manipulator's behavior is difficult and may not always be possible. Be patient and persistent in your efforts to address the issue.
  • 11. 10 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Consider Leaving: If the situation becomes unbearable and negatively impacts your well-being, consider seeking employment elsewhere. Your mental and emotional health are paramount. Keep Communication Professional: Maintain a professional tone in all written and verbal communication, especially when discussing issues related to the manipulator. Leverage Teamwork: Collaborate with colleagues who share your concerns about the manipulator. A united front can be more effective in addressing the issue.
  • 12. 11 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Maintain a Support Network: Cultivate relationships with colleagues who are trustworthy and supportive. They can provide emotional support and validate your experiences. Time Management: Manage your time efficiently to minimize exposure to the manipulator. Allocate your time wisely to tasks and projects that matter most. Use Humor: Sometimes, humor can disarm manipulators. If appropriate, use light humor to diffuse tension during interactions. Reinforce Confidence: Manipulators often target those with low self- esteem. Work on building your self-confidence and self-worth to make yourself a less attractive target.
  • 13. 12 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Document Positive Feedback: Keep records of positive feedback and achievements at work. This can help you maintain self-assurance and remind you of your value to the organization. Learn from the Experience: Use the situation as an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Develop resilience and coping skills that can serve you in the long run. Seek Legal Advice: If the manipulator's behavior crosses legal boundaries, consult with an attorney to explore your legal options.
  • 14. 13 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Stay Adaptable: Be open to adapting your communication style when dealing with manipulators. Flexibility can be a powerful tool in navigating difficult situations. Avoid Confidential Information: Do not share sensitive or personal information with the manipulator. Keep conversations focused on work-related topics. Understand Your Triggers: Be aware of the specific actions or words that trigger emotional responses. This knowledge can help you stay in control. Practice Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself and acknowledge that you're doing your best to handle a challenging situation. Self-compassion can help you stay resilient.
  • 15. 14 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Explore Alternative Resolutions: If the manipulator is open to change, consider suggesting conflict resolution or counseling as a way to address the issue constructively. Educate Your Superiors: If you've exhausted other options and the manipulator's behavior persists, consider discussing the issue with your immediate supervisor or higher management. Practice Mindfulness: Mindfulness techniques can help you stay present and focused, making it more difficult for manipulators to sway your emotions. Consult a Mentor: Seek guidance and advice from a mentor or trusted colleague who has experience dealing with workplace challenges.
  • 16. 15 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Seek Professional Counseling: If the manipulation is taking a significant toll on your mental health, consider seeking the assistance of a professional counselor or therapist. Utilize Conflict Resolution Training: If your workplace offers conflict resolution training, participate to develop skills in addressing difficult colleagues effectively. Stay Objective: When discussing issues with the manipulator, stick to the facts and remain objective. Avoid getting drawn into emotional or personal arguments. Be Consistent: Consistency in your responses and actions can make it more challenging for the manipulator to exploit any perceived weaknesses.
  • 17. 16 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Create an Exit Strategy: While it's not always the first choice, having an exit strategy can provide peace of mind and a sense of control if the situation doesn't improve. Gather Witnesses: When appropriate, involve colleagues or superiors as witnesses to interactions with the manipulator. This can provide support for your claims. Engage in Conflict Resolution Workshops: Attend workshops or seminars on conflict resolution and effective communication to bolster your skills in handling manipulative colleagues.
  • 18. 17 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Practice Active Listening: When the manipulator speaks, actively listen to their concerns or demands. Sometimes, they may reveal information that can be used to address the issue. Use Non-Verbal Communication: Your body language and facial expressions can communicate assertiveness and confidence. Maintain strong, non-verbal cues during interactions. Stay Focused on Goals: Concentrate on your professional goals and objectives. This can help you maintain perspective and not get sidetracked by the manipulator's tactics.
  • 19. 18 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Consider Peer Feedback: In some cases, peer feedback sessions can provide a constructive forum for discussing the manipulator's behavior. Seek Legal Protection: If you believe you are experiencing harassment or discrimination, consult with an attorney or your HR department to explore your legal rights. Monitor Your Online Presence: Be mindful of what you share on professional and social media platforms, as manipulators may use online information against you. Utilize Conflict Management Training: If available, attend conflict management or assertiveness training sessions to enhance your skills in handling manipulative colleagues.
  • 20. 19 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Engage in Role-Playing: Practice how to respond to manipulative behavior with a trusted friend or colleague through role- playing scenarios. Consult HR or Ombudsman: If your organization has an ombudsman or HR department, consider reaching out to them for guidance and support in handling the situation. Set Clear Expectations: When collaborating with the manipulator, clearly outline your expectations for the project or task to avoid misunderstandings. Leverage Mediation Services: Explore the possibility of professional mediation to address the issues with the manipulator and work towards a resolution.
  • 21. 20 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Emphasize Team Goals: Remind the manipulator of the team's collective goals and the importance of cooperation and collaboration to achieve success. Empower Colleagues: Encourage other colleagues who may also be affected by the manipulator to stand up against their behavior and seek solutions together. Practice Assertiveness Techniques: Develop and practice assertiveness techniques, such as "broken record" or the "fogging" method, to maintain control in conversations. Maintain a Paper Trail: When communicating with the manipulator via email or other written channels, keep a record of the conversation as evidence if needed.
  • 22. 21 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Stay Mindful of Retaliation: Be cautious about potential retaliation from the manipulator and report any such behavior to your HR department. Empower Yourself with Knowledge: Understand workplace laws and regulations to ensure you know your rights and protections as an employee. Stay Informed About Organizational Changes: Changes in leadership, restructuring, or new policies may provide opportunities to address the manipulative behavior at a higher level. Seek Mentorship: Find a mentor within your organization who can offer guidance and support in dealing with difficult colleagues.
  • 23. 22 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br Join Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): If your workplace has Employee Resource Groups, consider participating in them to gain support and resources to address workplace challenges.
  • 24. 23 Strategies to Deal with Manipulative Coworkers Roberto Lico – licoreis@licoreis.com.br